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Black Lives Matter: Fashion, Liberation, and the Fight for Freedom

Exhibition Opens at Ames Public Library on November 28th, 2018.


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About This Guide

This guide is a companion to the Senior Project for Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management (AESHM) 499X seminar course that culminates in an exhibition at the Ames Public Library beginning November 28th, 2018. The theme of the exhibition will revolve around the Black Lives Matter movement and how it relates to politics, activism and fashion. Using historic and cultural methodologies, the exhibition will highlight the different ways clothing, fashion, appearance and style have been an example of resistance, rebellion and negotiations of Black politics historically and today. For more information, please contact the following.

Dr. Kelly Reddy-Best, AESHM: E-mail -
Brandon Spencer, Undergraduate Student, Apparel, Merchandising and Design: E-mail -
Susan Jasper, Community Engagement Specialist: Ames Public Library & University Library: Phone - 515.450.1982